Monday, February 9, 2009

eBay Updates...

In earlier posts I pointed out some cars that were being offered for sale on eBay. Here's an update on those cars...

1961 Skoda Felicia Convertible - This did not get any bids. Is that a surprise? No, not really. There are very few people in the US who know what this car is, let alone are looking for one. It's still a very cool, unique car.

The (infamous) 50 MPG 1995 Chrysler LeBaron - This sold for $1900.00. I'm going to try and get in touch with the buyer and find out if this car was anything close to being what the seller claimed it to be.

1978 Renault R17 Gordini - This received 15 bids and sold for $2425.00. Wow. That's impressive. I thought it might go for $1500.00, tops. Maybe, finally, the R17 is getting the attention it deserves.

1980 Triumph TR7 - The high bid for this car was $3550.00, which didn't meet the reserve. As I wrote in my original post, TR7s don't get the respect they deserve. In my mind, given the condition it is in, this is a $5000.00 car.

1980 Triumph TR8 - This sold for $3900.00. The work this car requires could be completed in a weekend, making the car ready for spring and summer fun. When I saw the final bid for this car all I could think was, I need a bigger driveway. Someone got a nice a deal.

1987 Sterling 827SLi 5 Speed - This sold for $2750.00. It's hard to put a value on this car. It's a fairly rare car but not one that will ever become a collector's item. This car appeared to be in great condition, so someone got a very nice, sophisticated British sedan for very reasonable money. There's nothing wrong with that.

1967 BMW 2000CS - The high bid on this car was $3150.00, which didn't meet the reserve. As I mentioned in the original post, this car was a gamble. Apparently I wasn't the only one who thought that way.

1989 Merkur Scorpio - This car sold for $695.05. That seems cheap, but let's face it, these cars are not in any great demand. The buyer got a nice European sedan for very, very little money.

1980 Renault LeCar - The first time around this car had a high bid of $2700.00, which didn't meet the reserve. The seller relisted it and it sold for $3750.00. As I wrote in the original post, these are fun little cars. It's almost impossible to find one in the condition this one is in. $3750.00 was a realistic price for this car.

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia - Claimed to be in 100% original condition. This has been listed 5 times and still hasn't sold. Click here to see current listing. I don't know what to say. It's as nice as they get. Is it the economy? Maybe. I don't know.

President Obama's 2005 Chrysler 300C - This sold for $271,300.00. OK, I know, it was Obabma's car, but still, it's a 2005 Chrysler 300C. For $271,000.00 I could buy 9 of the Alfa Romeos listed above. Hell, I could buy 70 Renault LeCars like the one that just sold and still have plenty of money leftover for the psychological evaluation my friends and family would force me to get. Whatever. I'm glad the seller, who put up with a ton of crap, made some nice money on this car.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, the Sterling. British build quality and the soul of a Japanese appliance. The Worst of both Worlds.
Alden